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Helpful advice for fathers paying child support

Parents can decide to split for a number of reasons. However, a shared and primary concern for all parents is the safety and well-being of their children. Since mothers are most often granted primary custody, fathers are required to pay child support to meet the economic needs of the children. In Arizona, the penalties for neglecting child support are strict and could mean jail time. The following tips could prove helpful to fathers paying child support.

It is always recommended to make payments on time. Missing just one payment could lead to falling further behind. This can mean suffering strict penalties such as garnished checks and loss of driver's license. When money is tight, pay as much as possible on time. Sending money to an ex-spouse can definitely be frustrating, but threatening to withhold money is illegal and also has negative consequences.

It is imperative to keep records and receipts of all payments. Recording all expenses made for the children could be extremely helpful in the event of renegotiation. Also, always be proactive and keep the other party informed of expenses. Most importantly, keep children out of any financial disagreements..

Parents who have split can deal with a myriad of emotions and difficulties, especially regarding money. However, always keep in mind that every choice should be made in the best interest of the children. For Arizona fathers paying child support, the best piece of advice is to seek the services of a legal representative. A knowledgeable attorney could provide much-needed guidance and ensure that financial interests are protected.

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